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Tapwater: Not As Clean As You Might Hope  
User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1006 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1424 times:

Given that we already had some fiery discussions on whether one should buy bottled water or not, I thought that should share this NYT piece on toxins in drinking water:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/13/us/13water.html?_r=1&hp

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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1403 times:

Should I have worries drinking rheinländisches Leitungswasser? It tastes namely quite well, so I drink quite a lot of it. Prefer some types of bottled water though, but is the tap water here good enough to not worry?

User currently offlineNoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Aero145, you could download the data sheet from your local water works. The proper term is Wasserwerk, so google for Wasserwerk + name-of-city.

Quality of tap water is said to be consistently high in Germany.



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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Even here in Costa Rica, I've been drinking tap water for years and I never got ill from it. BTW, just for curiosity, here's the current link of the most recent water analysis made on the Wasserwerk close to where I used to live, the Wasserwerk Schnelsen of the HWW (now part of Hamburg Wasser). Most of the trace elements were not detectable, while the rest is safely below limits.

http://www.hamburgwasser.de/html/img/pool/wasseranalyse_schnelsen.pdf


User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1217 times:

Luckily Helsinki has one of the best tap waters in Europe, coming from a huge lake north of the capital.
The very same water is bottled and exported under the trademark 'Nord Water', especially to Saudi-Arabia:



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